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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements



2019, Bong Joon-ho, South Korea, 131 min.
With Song Kang-ho, Chang Hyae-jin

Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 31st 3:45pm
  • Fri, Jan 31st 8:00pm
  • Sat, Feb 1st 5:15pm
  • Sun, Feb 2nd 2:30pm
  • Mon, Feb 3rd 7:45pm
  • Tue, Feb 4th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Feb 5th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Feb 6th 6:00pm

“What makes PARASITE the movie of the year—what might make Bong the filmmaker of the century—is the way it succeeds in being at once fantastical and true to life, intensely metaphorical and devastatingly concrete."—A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“A class-conscious comedy that goes rogue while delivering the most elegant filmmaking technique to be found on a screen in 2019.”—Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

Cannes Palme d’Or winner, Golden Globe winner, front-running Oscar contender and this award season’s international juggernaut hit, PARASITE merges a ripping black comedy with a thriller for one deliciously chilling ride. Family is at the root of this satire that pulls a series of sharp switcheroos to launch unexpectedly poignant social commentary. By a stroke of luck, some glib patter, and devilishly artful ruses, all four members of the unemployed Kim family score jobs in the wealthy Park family’s postmodern mansion, functioning variously as housekeeper, chauffeur, tutor, and art therapist. Director Bong (OKJA, THE HOST) craftily builds sympathy for the decent but gullible Parks, easy marks for the rascally shenanigans of this family of grifters, until the tables are slowly turned for a brutal look at the underclass who are at the mercy of the entitled. In Korean with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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